6 Changes We Saw at Walt Disney World This Week, May 30, 2021

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Our in-parks team is in Walt Disney World theme parks every week recording wait times, trying food, soaking in the atmosphere, and looking for any changes that might impact your vacation. Here’s the changes that stood out to us this week.

Turkey Legs for Mobile Order at Sleepy Hollow

Is there anything more polarizing food-wise at Disney than turkey legs? If you’re a fan of a turkey leg for an end-of-the-day nosh, you can order them via mobile order after 7:00 p.m. at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments at Magic Kingdom.

Distance Markers Being Removed

With the loosening of COVID-19 precautions at theme parks, including Universal Orlando lifting all restrictions for vaccinated guests, those ubiquitous social distancing markers are being removed all throughout local theme parks, including at Walt Disney World.

Maps Still Showing Relaxation Stations

Although relaxation stations have been retired earlier this month, their locations are still appearing on park maps. We expect that maps are printed in advance, and so this change in procedure caught everyone off-guard.

Breakfast at Hollywood Scoops

Often offered when crowd levels are robust, breakfast at Hollywood Scoops at Disney’s Hollywood Studios appears to be offered more frequently. Mickey Waffles are the star here, but these are no ordinary Mickey Waffles — they have blueberries in them. Served with strawberries and whipped cream, pair this with a mimosa for a great way to start your day.

Construction Walls around Confectionery

The Confectionery is one of the most wonderful places at Magic Kingdom for sweet treats. Currently in the midst of its refurbishment, construction walls have been put around the entrance to allow for work to be done on the outside facade.

New Prayer Flags at Expedition Everest

When prayer flags are placed outdoors, the thought is that as the flags are exposed to the elements and disintegrate, the prayers are constantly being released bit by bit to the universe. There comes a time when the existing prayer flags do have to be replaced, however. We noticed this week that the new flags were up at Expedition Everest in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

And, just for fun, here’s one of our favorite images of the week.

 

What do you think of this week’s changes at Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments!

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Julia Mascardo

Freelance writer and editor, living the dream in Central Florida with my husband, cats, and totally awesome homeschooled ten-year-old daughter.

5 thoughts on “6 Changes We Saw at Walt Disney World This Week, May 30, 2021

  • May 30, 2021 at 4:43 pm
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    Enjoying this “# Changes” as a weekly post. It’s been a great roundup of interesting stuff that is too trivial to justify individual posts, but still noteworthy. Glad it’s become part of your standard schedule.

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    • May 30, 2021 at 9:01 pm
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      Thanks! There’s so many little things that come out that really don’t need an individual post, but it’s fun to see how the parks change bit by bit each week. Glad you both are enjoying it!

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  • May 30, 2021 at 8:48 pm
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    So have you seen any evidence of Disney’s new “woke” policy being thrust on their employees?

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    • May 31, 2021 at 11:32 am
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      Thrust? Just because CMs are now allowed to have visible tattoos doesn’t mean that existing CMs are required to get them…

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